Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221


Special Education / School Law Attorney  
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is a full service law firm with a busy and thriving school law practice. The firm has offices in Maine and New Hampshire and represents public school districts, charter schools, colleges and other public entities. 

The firm’s Portland office is currently seeking an associate attorney, ideally with 3-5 years of legal experience in special education and student rights law. Our special education lawyers advise clients across the state of Maine on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the identification process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, counseling clients on compliance with state and federal disability rights laws, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling state agency due process hearings and complaints as well as federal court appeals.   

  • 3-5 years of legal experience in special education law is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and advocacy skills for conducting in-district and statewide trainings for school leaders, advising school board clients during public meetings, and handling oral arguments and motions in court. 
  • Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is a plus.

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at jgarretson@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

School Law Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire
Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, a regional New England law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine, is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join the firm’s education and school law practice in New Hampshire.
The attorney will provide representation to public school districts throughout the state on a broad range of legal matters, including student rights and student discipline, public employment and labor, policy development, litigation, school safety, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will have strong legal and educational credentials, excellent research, writing and analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a team of attorneys committed to providing public school boards and administrators with the highest level of legal services.
Drummond Woodsum is committed to providing resources for professional growth and development to its attorneys.  We offer mentorship and training, a collegial work environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, family friendly policies, and generous retirement benefits. 
To apply, please direct your letter of interest and resume to Darnell Filleul at dfilleul@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

Lateral Attorneys
Maine or New Hampshire

Many lawyers, including shareholders and associates, have joined Drummond Woodsum laterally from other firms. We like to think the movement is not lateral, but is upward.

Drummond Woodsum’s culture is informal, friendly and unregimented. We are committed to our independence as a mid-sized firm and the entrepreneurial environment that we foster. The firm has grown by encouraging entrepreneurial lawyers to develop their practice with flexibility in how their client relationships are structured and managed.

The firm, founded in 1965, maintains more than 19 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law with a primary focus on business, litigation, and public sector practices. Drummond Woodsum provides a wide range of services to meet the varying legal needs of some of the nation's largest corporations, start-up companies, financial institutions, colleges and universities, Indian nations and tribal enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals.

If you are interested in joining Drummond Woodsum please send a letter of application and resume in complete confidence to:
Jessica Garretson, HR Manager 
Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, Maine 04101-2480

All inquiries held in the strictest confidence.
No phone calls, please.

Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D

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